Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Kindle Ninja Review: RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB Edition #5 Bring Me Sunshine








Bring Me Sunshine by Wendy Storer (@WendyStorer) is a must read. It's heart-wrenching. It's a reality that's usually unnoticed or even ignored. Wendy evokes a keen sense of sadness and yet uplifts you in the most profound way.


This is the last book review for the month of April.

Kindle Ninja Review: RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB Edition #4

Kindle Ninja Review Edition #4  featuring Ambient Light by Lorraine Adair



Ambient Light is Rave Reviews Book Club's 'Current Read' (for 8 days before May)

'Ambient Light' by Lorraine Adair
5 / 5 ★★★★


Setting aside the steamy, yet implicit scenes for a bit (I’ll get back to this later), Ambient Light has all the elements of a good suspense-thriller, reminiscent of James Patterson’s books in the 1990s (Kiss the Girls immediately springs to mind). This is not to say there was any attempt to duplicate them; it just has a similar feel and setup, which I like very much.

Angel McKenzie is every bit the strong female character that I immediately developed a liking to early in the story. Little flaws here and there just add to the likeability factor. It’s a stark contrast to the main guy, Jason Dalton, whose character has less depth than I would’ve wanted for a detective with an emotional baggage. The other guy, Angel’s assistant,  David Santoro, comes across as the token BFF who had more fashion than sense.

Put them together and let them simmer in conflict, and you’ve got the perfect love triangle of sorts. Add the deranged and perhaps the creepiest perpetrator in the mix, and it all comes together in one thrill ride.

Author Lorraine Adair shifts points of view between characters. This has always been a point of contention among reviewers and readers. I personally think that Adair pulled this one off because the shifts take you to a different perspective of the same event, which adds another layer of tension.

And about the steamy  but not explicit love scenes. How much is just enough? If this book is marketed primarily as a romantic suspense novel, then I say there’s plenty of the steamy romance going on. Perhaps more than I would’ve wanted for a mystery-thriller book. But I’m not really complaining. 

Lorraine Adair is a member of Rave Reviews Book Club.

Episode 13 Conversations over Milk & Cookies - Lorraine Adair

Welcome to Episode 13 of Conversations over Milk & Cookies hosted by Kindle Ninja.


What is this madness, you ask? 

It's my way of supporting authors and writers from the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB

We interact with them everyday, directly through tweets, or indirectly through re-tweets, but we don't really know much about them. Their personalities really don't shine through in 140 characters.

All the EPISODES of Conversations over Milk & Cookies can be found HERE.  Or you can just look to your right and you'll find the Quick Links.

In this episode, we are featuring AUTHOR LORRAINE ADAIR (@BooksByLorraine), the WINNER of RRBC BIG TWEET PROMO.

This means her book, AMBIENT LIGHT, is the "Current Read" of the club, for 8 days.


Let's get to know Lorraine in more than 140 characters, shall we?

+No ninjas were hurt in making this episode.



KINDLE NINJA (KN):  Welcome to Conversations over Milk and Cookies. How do you like your cookies? Chewy? Crunchy? Crumbly? Something else?
I like chocolate chip cookies, without the nuts, just soft enough to be a little chewy.

You have 4 cats and a dog. Have they ever fought about who’ll be first to eat your manuscript?
I need to fix that. We now have 5 cats and a dog. (We've got to stop rescuing the strays!) They don't fight over the manuscript, it's digital after all. But they do fight over who gets to steal my chair… or sit on the keyboard… or look out the window. Not the dog, of course. She's not allowed in my office.

If you were to put a message in a bottle, what would it be?
Need help. Please send chocolate.

If you were singing in the rain, what song would it be?
Raindrops keep falling on my head

And who would you sing it with?
Usher (Assuming I'm allowed to choose anyone I want.)

I’d assume I’m the person you’d want to drink Milk with (since you agreed to this interview), but who’s the person you’d want to have coffee with?
Any or all of the women from "The Talk"

How do you like your coffee?
Black. Except when I go to a specialty coffee house. The one downtown had a Mexican Mocha with chocolate and cinnamon. I usually get it with chocolate whipped cream.


How do you feel about doughnuts without holes?
Yummy. Maple bars are the best. Followed by chocolate frosting filled donuts. (Does Dunkin' Donuts still make those? I must find out…)

What would you rather be doing now? (instead of answering these questions).
Downloading clips to use on my upcoming video book trailer.

What’s the best way to decompress?
Taking a hot shower until the water heater runs out, about 30 minutes.

If your book “Ambient Light” is made into a movie, who do you want to play the main character/s?


That's easy. I cast it long before it was finished.
Jason Dalton: Chris Hemsworth
Angel McKenzie: Zooey Deschanel
David Santoro: Joe Manganiello


KINDLE NINJA: You've really thought about this! 

And who will direct it?
Ron Lagomarsino. (I knew him a long time ago. When he was still in college. What a lovely excuse to say "hi" after all these years.)

The main character in your book, Angel Mckenzie, is a photographer. If you were to take a photo of someone famous, who would it be?
Paul McCartney. (My first crush, at the ripe old age of 9.)

What’s your favourite curse word?
Favorite? Or the one I seem to use the most? I like "bloody" but I seem to use the "f" word a lot… too much stress, I suppose. When I'm not stressed, I don't curse nearly so much.

What’s the book you wished you’d written?
Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson.

Rave Reviews Book Club Member /Author / Board Member you’d want to go on a road trip with?
Su Williams. After reading the first two books in the Dream Weaver series, I am delighted by the way her mind works.

 And what car will you drive?
Probably a big one. I can't imagine Su leaving her husband and kids behind. And I'd have my husband along. Maybe a new Jeep Cherokee… so we could go off road, too.


What’s the book that positively shaped you?
The Bible.

Describe your book “Ambient Light” in three words.
Realistic Romantic Suspense

On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you about life right now?
10

Nicholas Sparks or Dan Brown?
Dan Brown

J.K. Rowling or Stephenie Meyer?
J.K. Rowling

Lastly:  Ninjas or Photographers?
That's a trick question. I'm a photographer. You're a ninja. How do I decide? How about ninja photographers? :)

KINDLE NINJA: Sounds good to me. They're better than paparazzi.

Thanks for your time. Hope you enjoyed the Q&A.

Thank you. Between RRBC and you, I feel like a rock star!


Sunday, 27 April 2014

Episode 12 Conversations over Milk & Cookies - Dawn Skyy

Welcome to Episode 12 of Conversations over Milk & Cookies hosted by Kindle Ninja.


What is this madness, you ask? 

It's my way of supporting authors and writers from the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB

We interact with them everyday, directly through tweets, or indirectly through re-tweets, but we don't really know much about them. Their personalities really don't shine through in 140 characters.

All the EPISODES of Conversations over Milk & Cookies can be found HERE.  Or you can just look to your right and you'll find the Quick Links.

In this episode, we get up close and personal with Author DAWN SKYY (@Dawn_skyy).

Dawn is the author of Cross-Eyed Part One.




Let's get to know Dawn in more than 140 characters, shall we?

+No ninjas were hurt in making this episode.



KINDLE NINJA (KN):  Welcome to Conversations over Milk and Cookies. How do you like your cookies? Chewy? Crunchy? Crumbly? Something else?
Dawn Skyy: Personally, I'm not into milk and cookies. I prefer a glass of sweet Merlot ("Jam Jar" from South Africa) and some organic New Zealand Cheddar cheese.

KINDLE NINJA: You’re in luck! We have that in the RRBC pantry. (Just be careful not to set off the alarm).

You work the midnight shift with cops. Do you carry a weapon with you right now?
I work the midnight shift in a New York City precinct as a clerical worker. I handle all of the paperwork and computer work, data entry, and I also assist the public who either come in person to file complaints or call on the phone. There is absolutely no need for me to carry a weapon.

If “none” to #2, what’s the weapon you’d use against a ninja (if he misbehaves)?
Bear spray.

Writers are known to have writing rituals, habits, or quirks. What’s yours?  
I really don't have one. The reason being I do so much of my writing on the go now. Two years ago, I was bound to my desk at home and my laptop. Back then I would set my desk up with a drink, snacks and the proper music to write by. And of course my cats at my feet. Yes, I have pictures of that as proof.

Now that I have a tablet and cellphone both are equipped with Wi-Fi I can write anywhere, as long as I have some quiet time.

One ritual I DO maintain is when I suffer from the dreaded Writer’s Block, if I am home I get off the house. I either jog, powerwalk, shop, or go on a photo expedition. By the time I return home I am ready to write.

If you were to sing an old school Rn’B tune right now, what song would it be.
Stevie Wonder's "Superstition".

If you had a tattoo, where would it be?
On my right shoulder, and like Russell Cross, a character in "Cross-Eyed:Part One" it would be a cross.

Will you let me see it?
Of course.

You are a runner, power walker, weight trainer, and amateur health guru. Looks like you can kick ninja’s ass. Can you?
Remember what Harrison Ford did to that ninja in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"?

KINDLE NINJA: Indy played dirty.

What would you rather be doing now? (instead of answering these questions).
I enjoy the fact that people want to interview me. So, I don't mind at all.

I’d assume I’m the person you’d want to drink Milk with (since you agreed to this interview), but who’s the person you’d want to have coffee with? 
Dr. Ben Carson.

How do you like your coffee?
I rarely drink coffee because of its high caffeine content. I like decaffeinated green tea with honey instead.

How do you feel about doughnuts without holes?
As I've gotten older I've found there are certain things I can no longer eat. Donuts are one of them.

I’ve seen your workspace. Looks like a crime scene to me. Walk me through it.
CLICK HERE to know what we're talking about. Workspace #29).
Of course my pink laptop, is smack dab in the middle. Way over in the left is a printer (covered by piles of stuff that I need). Next to the printer is a box with more papers and program dvds, and my Big Chief Book. To my immediate left on the desk is a box of reading glasses, fire wires, and my handy-dandy mp3 player. To my right is my mouse, my lamp, a small fan, something to drink. Last but not least, in the back is my Dictionary/Thesaurus and on top of that is my Wi-Fi router. Aside from being a mess, my desk is also cat proof.

What’s the best way to decompress?
Exercise. Long walks, powerwalking, jogging.


Cross-Eyed is based on actual events, what percentage in the story is true? 
Let me state for the record, Cross-Eyed is a "highly fictionalized" version of actual events. I estimate  about fifty percent is true. I had joined an actual club dedicated to an actual celebrity figure. I thought by doing so I would be supporting said figure, but once I joined it all went downhill from there. I quit because there were far too many shenanigans going on, some of which can get folks arrested and jailed. That's not what being part of a fan club is all about.


If you would take a Ninja on a holiday, where would you go?
An African Safari.


Celebrity / Author / Famous Personality you’d want to go on a date with.
After what I'd been through, I pass.

What’s the book that positively shaped you?
The Bible.

Describe your book “Cross-Eyed” in three words.
Don't be fooled.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you about life right now?
I'm very excited!

Kirk or Spock?
Spock of course!

 J.K. Rowling or Stephenie Meyer? 
Neither. How about Tom Clancy or Vince Flynn? I cut my reading teeth on hard hitting spy, espionage, and cop stuff. I read fluff once in a while.

Lastly:  Ninjas or Cops?
Definitely cops!

Thanks for your time. Hope you enjoyed the Q&A.

Yes I have. Thank you very much for interviewing me.

Friday, 25 April 2014

What #PUSHTUESDAY CAN DO to authors and members

#PUSHTUESDAY is one of the brilliant ideas of  Rave Reviews BookClub governing body (I call them the Jedi High Council – Nonnie calls them The Gladiators – either works). Every Tuesday, a lucky member is selected and gets massively pushed, shoved, and propelled for a full 24 hours in social media sites (primarily, but not limited to, Twitter).

The “pushing” is a show of colossal support from members and such show of force has done wonders to authors’ bottomline (whether it be sales or ranking).

Whilst we have different criteria on how success is measured, I must say that IN THIS CASE, the measure of success of such exercise (the PUSH) is in authors’ sales rankings. Why? Because it’s easily verifiable if you are actually paying attention.

A case in point. Prior to the push, Author A languishes at the bottom ranking just over the millionth mark, and risks sinking lower. It’s heartbreaking, isn’t it? Then comes #PUSHTUESDAY. After 24-hours of tweets and re-tweets. Author A’s ranking significantly improved and reached the 30,000th mark.

**I reckon, screenshots or it didn’t happen, yeah? Unfortunately, I don’t have screenshots. I didn’t know then that I’d be writing a post about rankings so I didn’t see the need to get a screenshot at that time.

So, I would like previous #PUSHTUESDAY winners to help me out here if they can, before I get pelted with rotten tomatoes.

On the 22nd of April, by some inexplicable reason, I was selected as the winner of #PUSHTUESDAY. I didn’t even have to rig the random name generator!

This changes the statistics game a little bit. Since I am not an author, there’s no book sales to speak of, and no sales ranking to monitor every hour.

But I do have THIS blog. It’s a 2-month old baby ninja blog, largely unheard of. The number of pageviews ranges from nil to 10 per day. It only started to take off when I added the “Conversations over Milk & Cookies” segment. With the reviews and the Milk & Cookies segment, the blog gets between 150 and 200 pageviews per day. It’s not much, but that’s 200 more than nil.

24 hours after the #PUSHTUESDAY campaign, there was a spike in pageviews (and comments).

Like so:



That’s over 1200 pageviews in 1 day of heavy pushing, or six times more than the daily average. The best part is that the pushing goes on until the next #PUSHTUESDAY winner is announced. 

But what really impressed me the most is when I finally made it to page 1 of Google search (keyword: Kindle Ninja)

Prior to the PUSH, typing the keyword would direct you to Board Members Kathryn Treat’s blog and Leisl Kaberry’s twitter page. I know for a fact that Leisl has a tribe of Elven re-tweeters, so I’m not surprised. Kathryn, on the other hand, has some serious following.

Meanwhile, my twitter page was on page 2 and the blog was probably in limbo.

Three days after the PUSH, the results changed.

Like so:




What does this all say? #PUSHTUESDAY works.

AND... Take that! Ninja Turtles!

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Kindle Ninja Review: RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB Edition #3

Kindle Ninja Review Edition #3  featuring Untethered by Katie Hayoz



'Untethered' by Katie Hayoz 
5 / 5 ★★★★

Awkward teenager. Popular cliques. Outcasts. Raging hormones. Dysfunctional families.

Typical setup for a story under the much revered Young Adult genre.

That’s what Untethered  is in a nutshell. That is until you actually read it through to the end. Author Katie Hayoz takes “typical” by the horns, grapples with it, and lets it know who’s boss!

When Sylvie Sydell realises she can astral project, she uses it to set in motion a sinister scheme that could change the course of her life (and perhaps the lives of those affected). She does this out of her love for one boy. Then all hell breaks loose when things don’t go according to plan.

The story wouldn’t be as engaging if not for Hayoz’s impeccable writing. She writes in different levels of sophistication and simplicity at just the right moments, enough to stir up all kinds of emotions (even for the most unsympathetic, I reckon).

It’s a story that underscores flaws, failures, and frustrations, but it celebrates acceptance as well.


Katie Hayoz is a member of Rave Reviews Book Club.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Episode 11: Conversations over Milk & Cookies - Dale Furse

Welcome to Episode 11 of Conversations over Milk & Cookies hosted by Kindle Ninja.


What is this madness, you ask? 

It's my way of supporting authors and writers from the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB

We interact with them everyday, directly through tweets, or indirectly through re-tweets, but we don't really know much about them. Their personalities really don't shine through in tweets and re-tweets.

All the EPISODES of Conversations over Milk & Cookies can be found HERE.  Or you can just look to your right (no, your other right) and you'll find the Quick Links.

In this episode, I prepared slightly burnt cookies to serve to Author DALE FURSE  (@DaleFurse) (that's the way she likes it, that' why!).

Dale is the author of the Wexkia Trilogy Books: Book 1 "Curse" and Book 2 "Secret"



Let's get to know Dale in more than 140 characters, shall we?

KINDLE NINJA (KN):  Welcome to Conversations over Milk and Cookies. How do you like your cookies? Chewy? Crunchy? Crumbly? Something else?
Crunchy, definitely crunchy. I even like them burnt a bit around the edges. I know, I live on the wild side sometimes.

If you were to take a Ninja on an Australian holiday tour, where would you go?
Hmm, I would take him to some not-to-be-missed areas, like the great Uluru, a famous red rock in the Northern Territory. The Kimberleys, a true wilderness, in Western Australia and of course, the Great Barrier Reef, the name says it all, in Queensland where I live. To quieten the pace, we’d get a couple of campers and go bush for a while. Being a ninja, I know he’d be up for that.

Has your three-legged dog Zeus ever eaten your manuscript?
Haha. No, I can’t honestly say he has, mind you, he has shaken watery mud all over my notebook, while I’ve been writing in it.

If you were to put a message in a bottle, what would it be?
Cheer up. You’re alive to read this, aren’t you?

If you were singing in the rain, what song would it be?
Here Comes the Rain Again by the Eurythmics

KINDLE NINJA: So baby, talk to me like lovers do...

And who would you sing it with?
The Eurythmics, but assuming they were busy it would have to be Zeus. He loves the rain and playing in murky puddles. That’s why he was wet when he muddied my notebook.

I’d assume I’m the person you’d want to drink Milk with (since you agreed to this interview), but who’s the person you’d want to have coffee with?
Don’t have to think too long on that one. Whoopie Goldberg. I love her. She’s a fantastic performer.

How do you like your coffee?
Black, no sugar.

How do you feel about doughnuts without holes?
I prefer the holey doughnuts with cinnamon sugar ‘cause I don’t like that jam stuff they put in the non-holey ones.

What would you rather be doing now? (instead of answering these questions).
I should be finishing the umpteenth rewrite of Book 3 in the Wexkia trilogy, but I’m on the last pages so can easily spare the time. Plus, it’s the weekend and my brain always falls out pretty quickly on weekends.

What’s the best way to decompress?
I should probably say something like meditate, but a nice glass of red and a few cold prawns does it for me. I know, some would say one drinks white wine with seafood, but like I said, I live on the wild side sometimes.

If your book “Curse” is made into a movie, who do you want to play the main character/s?

That’s a hard one.
Nell looks like Miranda Cosgrove from Summer in School of Rock.
Sam - Jaden Smith from the Karate Kid
Cay-meka – definitely Elle Fanning, best known as Dakota Fanning’s little sister.
The antagonist, Nadar – Vin Diesel, no descriptions necessary.

And who will direct it?
Hmm, I don’t know, probably David Twohy, the director of Riddick.

Your book covers have always featured “eyes” in them. Tell me, what’s the colour of your eyes?
Ha, mine are boring old brown-hazel. They don’t change with my moods and they aren’t big and blue or green or anything.

Speaking of curse, what’s your favourite curse word?
(giggling) I tend to say s*** a lot when I’m not angry, but when I am, well you can guess, lol. Mind you I don’t bother getting angry much anymore. I figure it’s a waste of time.

What’s the book you wished you’d written?
That’s easy. The Hobbit. Read it when I was a lot younger and I wished I was as clever as J. R. R. Tolkien.

Celebrity / Author / Famous Personality you’d want to go on a road trip with?
Again, definitely Whoopie Goldberg. Oh, she might still be tired after our very long coffee date. I’d go with Johnny Depp then.

 And what car will you drive?
I think the Jeep Grand Cherokee would do the job nicely.

Describe your book “Curse” in three words.
Racism really sucks (No, it doesn’t have anything to do with vampires)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you about life right now?
Ooh, prob about an 8 and eleven sixteenths I reckon

KINDLE NINJA: Very precise.

Nicholas Sparks or Dan Brown?
Dan Brown

 J.K. Rowling or Stephenie Meyer?
J.K Rowling

Lastly:  Ninjas or Kangaroos?
Oh, that’s not fair. Hang on, you don’t mean to eat, do you? To have at my home, I refuse to choose one above the other. Mind you, I already have ‘Roos at home, but I haven’t seen any Ninjas yet.

KINDLE NINJA: Haha! Ninjas are stealthier than ‘roos.

Thanks for your time. Hope you enjoyed the Q&A.
I truly did enjoy your Q&A. It was fun. Thanks for having me for ‘Conversations over Milk and Cookies’. I’m so glad you had those burnt Anzac bickies. Thin and crispy, just how I love them. You’re a great host.

KINDLE NINJA: I burnt them especially for you!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

EPISODE 10: Conversations over Milk & Cookies - Nonnie Jules

Welcome to Episode 10 of Conversations over Milk & Cookies hosted by Kindle Ninja.


What is this madness, you ask?  It's my way of supporting authors and writers from the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB. (See other episodes here).

We interact with them everyday, directly through tweets, or indirectly through re-tweets, but we don't really know much about them. Their personalities really don't shine through in tweets and re-tweets.


Episode 10 is a SPECIAL EPISODE as we are celebrating the first birthday of RRBC Pres. Nonnie Jules' (@NonnieJules) blog, Watch Nonnie Write! Kindle Ninja Book Reviews is just one of the many stops in the blog tour. Go check out the blog tour stops line-up.





Let's get to know Nonnie in more than 140 characters, shall we?

+One ninja was hurt in making this episode.



KINDLE NINJA (KN):  Welcome to Conversations over Milk and Cookies. How do you like your cookies? Chewy? Crunchy? Crumbly? Something else?
Hard and  crunchy, or straight out of the oven, soft, hot and chewy.

What’s the BEST part of being the Rave Reviews Book Club President? 
There are lots of BEST parts to my job: 
1)  I get to serve on a board with some absolutely wonderful peers
2)  I get to meet and interact with some very interesting members
3) I get to create and implement ideas which will help to propel the careers of authors and that will allow the readers to be presented with many great reads.   It’s not an easy job by any measure, but since I love people so much, I love it!

You run a tight ship. With Board members from different states (countries, even), it must be utterly maddening to keep things moving as efficiently as it does right now. Tell me, what part of the job drives you crazy?  
There are lots of parts of my position which drive me insanely mad but you don’t have enough time today to listen to all of them, so I will spare you (because I like you that much), but our board members being in so many varying parts of the world is not one of those issues. The fact that we have RRBC offices all over the place is an awesome thing because it allows us to have an online presence 24 hours a day, around the clock should our members need us. We have streamlined our processes so well, that we call RRBC a “very well-oiled machine which purrs like a kitten.”  And you used the word “efficient,” I use that word in regards to my DREAM TEAM each and every day.  Thank you for noticing.

The RRBC Board reminds me of The Avengers. How’d you assemble the group?  
I had interactions with each and every one of these board members long before I thought to create the book club, and each and every one of them embodied something special which I knew I had to have as part of my TEAM to ensure that this organization would be successful and that my vision would be carried out in the way it had been dreamed.  I hand-picked each and every one and am glad I chose the TEAM that I did.  Did I mention I call them my DREAM TEAM?  There is nothing they can’t do!  Think the GLADIATORS on Scandal…That’s my TEAM!  At times I do feel like Olivia Pope and we all know she’s a bad-ass!

How important is the choice of character names in your novel  (or any novel for that matter). 
I think character names are extremely important in novels.  I personally have to name my characters before I even begin to plot the story.  If you’re going to have a villain, a name like Sam just wouldn’t do it for me.  To me, Sam is the old guy next door who’s always working in his yard, waving at every car that drives thru the neighborhood.  By the same token, you can’t have a “Hope” or a “Kimberly” as a home-wrecker.  They’re too girl-next-doorish for me. They don’t move me.  If I’m going to have a wrecking-ball-husband-stealing Jezebel in my story, her name would have to be Gina or Leeza or even Sybil, something strong and slutty.  (No offense to all the Ginas, Leezas and Sybils out there.  This is all in my crazy, creative mind.  I adore all three of you…LOL).

If your novel “Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend” would be turned into a movie, who do you want to play the main character/s?
One day soon “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” WILL be turned into a Lifetime Movie  (I claim all and I receive all).  When that day comes, I would like Sanaa Lathan to play the part of the adult Marisa, Thandie Newton to play the child Maiya; Alfre Woodard to play Daydream, the mom and who could leave Denzel Washington out of any movie?  He’d play the part of the horrible Duran Lee.

How do you react to a bad review of one of your books?
 I don’t.

Do you ever wish that you had a completely uncreative job (like a potato peeler or someone who waits for paint to dry)? 
No, it’s not in my DNA to have or be a part of anything completely uncreative.


 What’s the book you wished you’d written?  The books that I did: 
“THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS;  DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND (a novel), and “SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS!”

What’s the book that positively shaped you? 
Little Women by Louisa May-Alcott is my most favourite read of all time, it has been since I read it in the 4th grade and till this day, it remains so.  The mom in that book made me want to be the mom that I am.  I loved the way the characters were so well-written and especially loved the fact that when I first saw the original movie, it was dead-on in sync with the characters in the book.

What would you rather be doing now? (instead of answering these questions). 
There is nothing in the world I’d rather be doing than what I am doing right at this moment…hanging with you!

KINDLE NINJA: Awww.

 What do you do to decompress? 
My guilty pleasure since last year is cream…not just any cream, INTERNATIONAL DELIGHTS COFFEE CREAMER.  I was not a coffee drinker until late last summer (2013).  And truly, it is the cream that I need, not the coffee. I always say that I use a little coffee with my cream.  I’m trying to kick the cream habit though.  I’ll keep you updated.

If you had a tattoo where would it be? 
In Nonnie’s world, ladies don’t wear tattoos.  So, any tattoo that has my name on it, is a FRAUD and if you run into it, please call 911 and report it.

Do you have a favorite bedtime drink? 
Cream, with a little coffee.

What was the last song you heard?
Frank Sinatra’s “Someone to Watch Over Me.” It played as I was falling asleep last night.  I love great music at bedtime.

Can you sing a line to me? 
You want me to sing?  Why of course, dawlin’…”There’s a somebody I’m longing to see, I hope that he turns out to be, someone who’ll watch over me.”   (Clears throat)  So, what do you think, Ninja?  Got any connections in the biz you might be able to introduce me to?  Just in case this writing gig doesn’t pan out for me.

KINDLE NINJA: That's great singing! I’ll have her people call your people!

Which actress would you like to play YOU in the movie version of your life?  
Julia Roberts.

And who will direct the movie? 
Me, of course.  I do it all!

On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you about life right now? 
A 20!  You can’t get more excited than that!

If you are taking a Ninja for a date, where would you take him?
I’m married, so unless I’m married to the Ninja…he better have on a bullet-proof vest if he’s on a date with me!  I’m just sayin.’

KINDLE NINJA: haha! Kevlar ninja suit on.

Celebrity / Author / Famous Person you’d like to take bungee jumping.  
Honey, I’m not bungee jumping, tree jumping, I’m not even jump-roping.  I hope from this you can tell that I don’t even like the thought of any kind of ‘jumping.’

Spring or Summer? 
Definitely Summer.

Nicholas Sparks or Dan Brown? 
Neither.

J.K. Rowling or Stephenie Meyer? 
J.K. Rowling

Ninjas or Witches? 
Witches.  (Sorry, Ninja.  Gotta stay true to myself).

Kindle Ninja: *shakes head*

Your message to the RRBC members in 7 words. 
“Support’s the name of the game here!”

  

Thanks for your time. Hope you enjoyed the Q&A.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
 NONNIE Jules grew up loving books and everything about them.  She has traveled the world, jumped out of planes and climbed many mountains, all thanks to the wonderful world of literature.  She lives with her husband and two daughters on a very quiet strip of land in Louisiana, where red dirt roads and pick-up trucks go hand in hand.  She is the Author of three great reads at present:  








 Nonnie is also Founder and President of the widely-known Rave Reviews Book Club, as well as being a sought-after book reviewer with a strong "eye" for perfection.  

She continues to write from many different genres and hopes to teach and touch minds and hearts alike with her very unique style of writing.  She loves positive feedback on her writing and personally responds to each and every email.  Nonnie can be reached at nonniewrites@yahoo.com, on Twitter @nonniejules, and do follow her blogs WATCH NONNIE WRITE! {nonniewrites.wordpress.com}  and ASK THE GOOD MOMMY {askthegoodmommy.wordpress.com}.

Nonnie's feet are firmly planted in her two most important platforms:  Parenting & Support, where she continually invites the masses to join her.

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